Job ID: 195722639
If you join our award-winning Team at Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW), you become part of our legacy of helping children and their families that spans longer than 120 years! We are proud of the honor we received as the Inspiring Our Next Generation winner for Seattle Met magazine’s 2015 Light a Fire awards. The Inspiring Next Generation award recognizes an organization doing critical work for children in Seattle and beyond.
CHSW has been a leader and a voice for children since 1896 and stands as a premier service provider to ensure the safety, security, and success of Washington State’s children. Our mission is to develop healthy children, create strong families, build engaged communities, and speak and advocate for children.
All children deserve to grow up in loving, nurturing homes where they can learn and thrive. CHSW works with children and their families every step of their journey to make this possible. With 11 locations in both Eastern and Western Washington, CHSW boasts one of Washington State’s most robust family service networks, and protects, educates and counsels thousands of children each year.
Assists in providing comprehensive child development services to children. Participates in center family events & activities. Maintains documentation and record keeping per Head Start Performance Standards and CHSW protocols. Assists and supports the Educator(s) in performing assigned duties and responsibilities. Has access to protected healthcare information (PHI) or confidential identifiable information (CII), both paper and electronic, as necessary, to perform related job duties and responsibilities.
· HS Diploma or equivalent
· Minimum of a current Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler or preschool preferred upon hire. Required within first year of employment.
· One-year work experience in a child care or child development classroom
· One year experience in working with children and parents from a culturally diverse and low-income backgrounds
· Must obtain a MERIT registry number prior to employment. Must complete a minimum of 20 hours
· Basic STARS training prior to employment or within 60 days of hire
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching team
· Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
· Able to use MS Office and other programs used by the program
· Proof of physical exam (updated every three years), including a one step Mantoux TB skin test prior to start of employment. For those who have previously tested positive, documented proof of treatment from a doctor or a negative chest x-ray must be provided
· Current pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification or obtain within 60 days of hire
· Obtain a food handler’s permit within 30 days of start date
· Must possess strong human relations skills to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse work environment and community11.23